Major Road Scheme Rejected

Artist impression Didcot road improvements

20th July 2023

Artists’ impression of future A4130 – credit Oxfordshire County Council

**UPDATE – as of 25th July the Secretary of State has called in the planning application and decided to hold a local inquiry. For more information download the letter sent from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to Oxfordshire County Council below.

Oxfordshire County Council have decided against the controversial HiF1 road planned to connect the A34 at Milton Interchange, Didcot to the Golden Balls roundabout at Nuneham Courtenay.

This costly project would have had devastating consequences on countryside and rural communities, without solving any of the problems it was supposed to address. The scheme was heavily criticised by campaign groups representing the affected villages and those concerns have been recognised.

Planning alternative, sustainable, transport options which provide solutions to the areas traffic issues must now be a priority for our councillors.